Elias Littenbergwrote a review of Atomic Backland 78 Ski & Skin - Women's on February 5, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked these up for my wife after skiing on mine all winter, so far. I grabbed mine to use during local night time rando races and to bridge the seemingly never ending low tide start to our winter without beating up my wider, more powdery touring skis. She too wanted a pair to survive this season's rock infested descents combined with their great value. We both expect the Backland 78 to be awesome for the corn cycle coming this spring! The Backland is built like a light version of Atomic's freeride skis - mini sidewall under foot with capped tips and tails, directional early rise rocker, and plenty of camber. I don't totally agree with the description of a ski that can 'carve like your old racing days' as the narrow width and light build make these skis pretty soft. That soft flex works great with the rather tall camber and curvy sidecut to make the Backland 78 a really fun ski to make wiggly turns right down the fall line. Old school turns that look great from the bottom and are actually really fun to make...until it starts snowing in earnest at least!